Pharaoh Island and the colorful canyons of Sinai’s northern coast
The multicolored canyon of Sinai and the island of Pharoah are two of the world’s most beautiful sites.
In the Nuweiba Canyon, located about 2 to 3 hours from Sharm El Sheikh and about 2 hours from Dahab, you’ll find a stunning natural setting and a breathtaking landscape.
It is named after the Egyptian pharaoh Pharaoh, and it is situated in Egypt’s eastern Sinai Peninsula, on the northern Gulf of Aqaba.
Canyon of the Changing Colored Rivers
A return trip up Wadi Watir will bring you to the Colored Canyon, which is about a dozen kilometres north of Nuweiba and near to the little oasis of Ain Furtaga (one of the most beautiful wadis on the peninsula connecting Nuweiba and Nakhl).
Colored Canyon is one of Sinai’s most stunning natural marvels, yet it is only accessible by foot.
A sandstone that ranges from dark brown to red to straw yellow is used to build the fortress’s walls, which are 40 metres high and less than a metre wide in certain places.
Due to the existence of magnesium oxides and iron oxides in the atmosphere, this is the case..
The Pharaohs’ Island
On the way from Nuweiba to Taba, you’ll pass across Salah Edin’s Fjord, a picturesque bay.
If you continue the coastal road to the Israeli-Egyptian border, you’ll eventually come upon this amazing cove with its incredibly clear blue water.
Onward to the scenic Pharaoh’s Island (Geziret El- Faraun in Arabic), an important tourist stop for its historical significance as well as its ecological importance.
The Crusaders took this island in 1116, and Sultan Salah ed-Din, popularly known as Saladin, had it reconstructed during his rule in the 13th century. Originally built during the Byzantine period.
The Egyptian Antiquity Organization restored the fortress after it was conquered by him in 1182. It was then opened to the public in 1986.
Coral reefs may be seen on the island’s north-east coast, which is suitable since the island was once referred to as Coral Island.
On the south coast, you may merely swim about and admire the coral formations, which are extremely beautiful. There is a suitable spot for underwater activities down to a depth of 10-15 metres.